Clint Carney first began writing and performing music under the name System Syn in 1997. During the first seven years of the bands existence, System Syn self-released five full-length albums, three EPs, remixed over fifteen top electronic artists, appeared on seven different compilations, and contributed to a motion picture soundtrack. On top of all of System Syn's studio work, the band was also building a reputation for themselves as a powerful live act, having shared the stage with such artists as Daniel Ash (of Love and Rockets, Bauhaus and Tones on Tail), Red Flag, Seabound, Stromkern, Informatik, Babyland, and many more.
Influential, controversial, admired and despised. Genre twisting, intense, in your face, violent, maniacal, twisted.....the list goes on. Throw these pieces together and you are presented with Manufactura. The gripping Powernoise/Industrial/EBM/experimental/electronic/IDM/etc. project from the mind of Karloz M, one of the most controversial figures in the modern rhythmic noise scene. If parts of his reputation can be disputed, however, his talent cannot. For going on more than 20 years now, Manufactura has been behind some of the most creative, genre-pushing explorations of power noise, ranging from the straightforward club-killers, to gritty and atmospheric moods, to lyrically-driven EBM crossovers. His music will take you on a journey through the mind of a mad man, loud and angry, crunchy and hard hitting.
Going on well over 15 years, W.A.S.T.E. is a formidable force in the underground rhythmic noise industrial scene. Led by Shane Englefield aka Vuxnut with stage and studio member Tyler Viscerine of To Mega Therion, W.A.S.T.E. has established itself as a prevalent entity not only in the clubs and on the dance floor but in the heads and minds of all those who have been lucky enough to witness their unforgettable and brutality filled energetic live performances with unforgetable backing videos. Definetely not one to miss.
ESA was born in 2002 in order to cross the threshold from one genre of extreme music to another. Engineer of this electronic inferno, Jamie Blacker, up until this point had been writing music semi-professionally for years in the UK Black / Death metal circle, touring and recording alongside some of the genres elite. Having decided to experiment in dark electronics, ESA’s heavy, rhythmic style has since become rooted at the forefront of the harsh industrial /power electronics scene, predominantly owing to slews of powerful and engaging live shows all over the globe and 7 well received, critically acclaimed albums. Taking influences initially from rhythmical noise acts, Blacker’s sound structures have developed and integrated countless influences from the broad spectrum of alternative and extreme music. The tone of ESA is harsh and oppressive, dripping with destructive and corroded grooves whilst still emanating deep melody and a strong sense of spirituality. ESA's compositions are undoubtedly threatening and offensive floor stomping club tunes but also twist and churn enough to reward more attentive listening.
RECON focuses on destructive distorted beats layered with industrial noise soundscapes textured with nightmarish dark ambience and a splash of glitched retro game sounds. Pushing boundaries and never accepting the norms. Rhythmic Noise from Atlanta, GA.
Standalone is the synthesizer driven new-wave solo project of Steven Seibold. With a collection of tools, handmade metal crashers, shakers, toy piano, vintage synthesizer and drums, I've re-invented myself. Music that shaped us from the 80's and 90's was emotional, skillful, melodic and relatable… this is want I want to achieve as an artist. Having founded the industrial-punk band Hate Dept., and a strong presence in the famed industrial-rock group Pigface, I am versed in enthusiastic and motivated entertainment. The debut album is purposely recorded and produced with the feel of a raw live performance. On stage, the show is both a solo act with an assortment of clanking steel with electronic keyboard accompaniment, and a duo with Ivan Kazak on drums.
Chrome Corpse is an Electronic Body Music (EBM) industrial band primarily based in Seattle Washington. It was formed in 2011 by Michael F "Ninethousand" and Peter "Fracture" Jobson, who were both still in high school at the time. The current lineup consists of Tony Hirnsturm as the main vocalist, Jimmy Shogun as the drummer, and Michael F continuing to do live synth keys/modulations/sequencing and backing vocals, as well as handling the overall composition and mixing of their songs in the studio. Chrome Corpse use a variety of hardware and software equipment, such as synthesizers, samplers, drum machines, and effects pedals, to make their music. The themes of Chrome Corpse pertain to body horror, futuristic war, and a general sense of unfeeling coldness which is often times martial and violent, taking inspiration from Japanese cyberpunk films and harsh militaristic aesthetics.